Monday, September 28, 2009

September 2009 Sydney Vegan Bake Sale

On Saturday we had our September Sydney Vegan Bake Sale. The morning started off a bit dusty and the skies were a weird yellow but eventually they cleared. It was windy all day but we managed to hang on until 2pm when we sold out.

We raised $946.25 at the bake sale and then that evening Renee generously offered to donate $53.72 to bring our total to $1000! This month the proceeds go to Donkey Welfare with Heart.

It was a busy day on Saturday despite the windy weather and we had people visit the stall from as far as Wollongong and Newcastle. The crowd was mostly vegan but we did have some non-
vegans who made purchases for their vegan friends/relatives.

We also had a few requests for items people would like to see us selling or for items we've had previously but didn't have this time. If you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to comment, tweet or email us!

We also really appreciate people who bring along their own containers. We would love to only use recycled paper products but plastic is cheaper so if you know of a cheap source of eco-friendly packaging, let us know. We ran out of containers by midday (I'd forgotten to buy some more, oops!) but luckily we had a donation of strawberry containers from Kelsey and M.L went and bought some from a shop in Newtown.

Thank you to everyone who dropped by to make a purchase, baked something for us and a big thanks to Belinda who baked lots of goodies and helped out at the stall for most of the day.

We are really enjoying doing these bake sales, we get to meet lots of Sydney vegans and do something good for the animals at the same time :D

Here are some pics from the day:

Leigh's amazing gluten free Bounty Cake!

M.L's Vanilla Lemony Cupcakes

M.L's Mini Lemon and Raspberry cupcakes - we give them away for free with an $10 purchase

My gf Chocolate and Gingerbread Donkey Biscuits

Leigh's nummy Coffee Melting Moments - M.L and I split one of these and it certainly helped to wake me up!

Belinda's Black Forest, Tiramisu and Hazelnut Mousse cupcakes

Belinda's Caramel Slice - always very popular

Belinda's Banana Bread

Belinda's Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Mel's Black Bean Brownies

Mel's Anzac Biscuits

Mini Chocolate Crackles

Natalie's Fairy Bread

Natalie's Caramel Mud Cake

Natalie's Macadamia Biscuits

Zarah's Lemon Cheesecake

Maya's Biscotti

Kimmy's Triple Choc Coconut Cupcakes

The DIY Markets are not on the last Saturday of October (31st) as there's a festival on. We're thinking of having our bake sale the Saturday before, October 24. Because it's only 2 weeks before the Melbourne Cup we'll have a horse-theme hopefully to raise people's awareness about the racing industry.

Check back for more updates on if the October bake sale will be going ahead. We were thinking of having a stall at the Cruelty Free Festival when Sarah, the organiser, offered but Leigh will be doing a demo (make sure you check it out!) and I will be volunteering.

On another note, there are other smaller stalls selling baked goods at the DIY Markets. Some people have gone to them thinking they were us. We'll always have our banner up so just look out for that!

Friday, September 25, 2009

September SVBS Update

So we're just found out there is a possibility of another dust storm in Sydney over the weekend. It probably won't be as bad as the one on Wednesday but we don't want to be selling dusty vegan baked goods!

So, we will still be at the markets tomorrow unless it's really dusty/windy day. Check here, our twitter or facebook group for updates tomorrow morning.

Also, if you know you'll be dropping by you could bring some of your own plastic/tupperware containers along as we're running low on the plastic ones we give out and it's better for the environment, thanks!

If anyone has any suggestions for more eco & budget friendly packaging we could use, comment or drop us an email.

See you all tomorrow!

Next Bake Sale:

Next Bake Sale:
June 25, 8am - 2pm, Newtown Markets, King St

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We're a group of Sydney vegans who hold bake sales to raise money for animal-related charities. We started by participating in the first Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and then we realised what a great opportunity it is and have decided to continue our bake sales on a regular basis. Our stall is located at the Newtown Square Markets on King St Newtown, across the road from the train station, outside the Community Centre.